Katzenbach R.,TU Darmstadt |
Schuppener B.,Ehemals Bundesanstalt fur Wasserbau |
Weidle A.,TU Darmstadt |
Ruppert T.,TU Darmstadt
Bauingenieur | Year: 2011
The implementation of the Eurocode 7 (EC 7-1) is scheduled for summer 2012. This means the mandatory application of the limit state concept in geotechnical design based on partial safety factors. In this paper the definitions of the geotechnical limit states are introduced. Modifications compared to former global safety concept are pointed out. In general, the levels of safety of the partial safety concept and the global safety concept are equal, so that the design according to EC 7-1 leads to comparable dimensions of structures. The observational method will be normative as state of the art so that it becomes an integral part of the European standards for geotechnical design.